Top 6 Lakes in France

Lakes can be a popular destination to visit with beautiful scenery and lots of activities such as wake boarding, windsurfing and sailing. Below we have listed out top 5 lakes to visit in France!

1: Lake Annecy

It’s still warm enough for a dip in the lake when you take a camping holiday to France late this month or early September.

But if spring-fed mountain lakes are a bit chilly for your liking, you can swim in the heated pools and whip down the waterslide at Camping L’Idéal. Deep Lake Annecy is one of the loveliest lakes in France. The campsite is five minutes’ walk from the Doussard beach where you can hire pedalos and try windsurfing and it has tennis, minigolf, a games room and playground.

2: Les Deux Alpes – French Alps

Have a go at hydro-speeding – a bit like surfing but riding on a board down the rapids – as part of a high adrenaline singles’ holiday in the French Alps. Or, sign up for day trips such as white water rafting, mountain biking and go karting. Stay at the Chalethotel La Berangere in Les Deux Alpes. The hotel has its own spa with a heated indoor pool but there’s also an outdoor swimming pool to cool off when the August temperatures rise into the high twenties.

3: Lake Morzine – France

Summer tobogganing is part of the fun when you take the family on an active holiday to the mountain ski resort of Morzine in France.

It’s a traditional Savoyarde alpine village with great sports facilities for families – 11 tennis courts, an Olympic size swimming pool, ice rink, two golf courses and an adventure park.

4: Le-Bourget-du-Lac – South-East France

5: Lac d’Aigbuebelette

With a surface area of 5.45 km2 and a depth of 71 meters it is one of the largest natural lakes of France. It is noted for its blue-green colour and the seven hot water springs. The communities of Novalaise, Lépin-le-Lac,Saint-Alban-de-Montbel and Aiguebelette-le-Lac border west side of the lake, whilst the Chaîne de l’Épine ridge lies to the east with its high point at Mont Grêle (1,425 metres (4,675 ft)).

At the southern end there are two islands, Le Petit Ile and Le Grand Ile which has a chapel.

6: Lac de Pareloup

At an elevation of 805 m, its surface area is 12.6km2. This gorgeous lake is one of the biggest in France and is surrounded by camp sites and watersports and makes it an ideal place to go on holiday in a campervan. The lake also holds some fantastic fishing so if your a keen fisherman and enjoy carp fishing then some record breaking fish can be caught here with the average carp being around 7kg and the largest caught being 25kg, there is also a large population of bream and large roach.

If your looking to visit this lake then be sure to take a look at Beau Rivage camp site where they offer everything from camp pitches for campervans to activities such as watersports and fishing.